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Zodiac Birthstones: Personalize your hand-made birthday cards or scrapbook pages with traditional gems and colors

Aquarium birthstone cardZodiac birthstones legendarily provide protection to the wearer, and are said to be more powerful when they are engraved with the zodiacal sign during the correct stars' ascendancy. The association of precious and semi-precious gems with the astrological signs of the Zodiac goes back several centuries. In the 16th century, Catherine de' Medici is said to have worn a girdle set with twelve stones bearing all of the zodiacal signs - just to be safe, we assume.

The origins of these astrological birthstones are most likely the same as for traditional birthstones, arising from the Old and New Testament references to twelve gemstones.

Why not include the color and qualities of these birthstones when making a birthday card or gift, or a scrapbook page?

(December 22 - January 19)
Ruby Ruby, Zodiac birthstone for Capricorn
(January 20 - February 18)
Garnet Garnet, Zodiac birthstone for Aquarius
(February 19 - March 20)
Amethyst Amethyst, Zodiac birthstone for Pisces
(March 21 - April 19)
Bloodstone Bloosdstone, Zodiac birthstone for Aries
(April 20 - May 20)
Sapphire Sapphire, Zodiac birthstone for Taurus
(May 21 - June 20)
Agate Agate, Zodiac birthstone for Gemini
(June 21 - July 22)
Emerald Emerald, Zodiac birthstone for Cancer
(July 23 - August 22)
Onyx Onyx, Zodiac birthstone for Leo
(August 23 - September 22)
Carnelian Carnelian, Zodiac birthstone for Virgo
(September 23 - October 22)
Peridot or Chrysolite Peridot, Zodiac birthstone for Libra
(October 23 - November 21)
Aquamarine or Beryl Aquamarine, Zodiac birthstone for Scorpio
(November 22 - December 21)
Topaz Topaz, Zodiac birthstone for Sagittarius

(The astrological dates listed here are approximate, and will vary slightly with the person's year of birth.)

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